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Our History, Black History: Toussaint McCall

There is an adage that says, "You never know where you are going unless you know where you have been." In the spirit of Black history month, the Monroe Dispatch will highlight stories and the history of Blacks that are not commonly known. Touissant McCall rose from an obscure area of the south to sing on many stages across the nation, serenading many with his smooth voice. Some records claim Touissant was born in Monroe, Louisiana, but those who really know him know his roots started in Delhi, Louisiana. Like many Black southern musicians and artists, Touissant was reared in the church. Born i...


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